Panama’s landscape is about as diverse as it gets. This small isthmus can be traversed quickly, and in just a couple weekends visitors could take in the Panama Canal, Panama Viejo (founded by the Spanish in 1519), Casco Antiguo (Panama’s artistic centre), and the tropical rainforests. The consistent temperatures and wide array of cultural adventures make the ‘Crossroads of the Americas’ an ideal teaching destination.
Approximately 20% of Panamanians speak English, and there are not a lot of English-speaking teachers to help them. For these reasons, a lot of new English teachers have Panama on there list of great places to teach.
Requirements : The Canadian College of Linguistics’ TEFL/TESOL Certification Typical Contract : Six months or one year Peak Hiring Season : March to August Teaching Hours/Week : 20 – 25 Monthly Salary* : 412 – 1,030 PAB Private Tutoring : 15 – 25 PAB/hr Cost of Living : NA Income Tax : 7 – 27% Accommodations : Seldom included Airfare : Seldom included Health Care : Seldom included Holidays : Seldom paid Visa : Seldom included (tourist visa mostly) Important Notes : It is easiest to find jobs once you are inside Panama, although some teachers secure jobs before leaving Canada.